John Hopkinson 1610-1680

From Book Owners Online
Revision as of 14:46, 23 November 2021 by David (talk | contribs) (→‎name::John name::HOPKINSON date of birth::1610-80)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

John HOPKINSON 1610-1680

Biographical Note

Born at Lofthouse, Yorkshire, son of George Hopkinson. He was a student at Lincoln's Inn before the civil War, where he met other lawyers with developing antiquarian interests, including Matthew Hale and Samuel Roper. He inherited the family estates in Lofthouse ca.1650. He acted as a deputy to William Ryley, Norroy King of Arms during the 1650s and became deputy clerk of the peace for Yorkshire after the Restoration.

Books

Hopkinson accumulated extensive manuscript collections relating to Yorkshire, of which 80 volumes remained in family ownership in 1815. The extent of his printed book holdings is not known.

Sources